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Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

| | Aug 15 2017 - 9:35am | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations.

  1. | Posted: Jul 8 2017 - 12:05am

    HAMBURG, Germany — The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump’s presidency to stem Syria’s six-year civil war.

  2. | Posted: Jul 7 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low.

  3. | Posted: Jul 7 2017 - 12:06am

    HAMBURG, Germany — German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects.

  4. | Posted: Jul 7 2017 - 12:06am

    PALCO, Kan. — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran faced tough questions Thursday at a town hall meeting in his home county packed with critics of Republican efforts to overhaul health care, showing that even a tiny town deep in Trump territory in a Republican state isn’t isolated from the political discontent in Washington.

  5. | Posted: Jul 6 2017 - 12:06am

    NEW YORK — CNN says safety concerns led to its decision not to reveal the identity of the man behind a doctored anti-CNN video. Yet the way the decision was explained and deep distrust of the network among President Donald Trump’s supporters provoked a backlash Wednesday.

  6. | Posted: Jul 6 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — The United States vowed Wednesday to use all its military capabilities to defend the country and its allies against a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile if necessary, but said it prefers to use its clout in international trade to address the growing threat.

  7. | Posted: Jul 6 2017 - 12:06am

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled.

  8. | Posted: Jul 6 2017 - 12:06am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Could a grainy, black-and-white photo, long buried in the National Archives, offer new evidence to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery?

  9. | Posted: Jul 5 2017 - 12:06am

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide.

  10. | Posted: Jul 5 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including “criminally linked oligarchs” who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition.

  11. Posted: Jul 4 2017 - 12:06am

    FBI, groups at odds over efforts to ID immigrant remains

  12. | Posted: Jul 4 2017 - 12:06am

    NAIROBI, Kenya — When she flew into Nairobi airport, Marci Bowers’ huge suitcase was crammed with sutures and medical instruments, everything she could fit inside.

  13. | Posted: Jul 4 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic inspection failures and bouts of low morale.

  14. | Posted: Jul 3 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — On the surface, the investigation was routine.

  15. | Posted: Jul 3 2017 - 12:05am

    MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi forces say their recent territorial gains against the Islamic State group in Mosul’s Old City have largely been propelled by airstrikes, despite a spike in allegations of civilian casualties and warnings from human rights groups of the dangers of using large munitions in the dense, highly-populated area.